A couple of questions for 5.1rc1....

Derrick Ryalls ryallsd at datasphereweb.com
Thu Jun 5 23:49:06 PDT 2003

I run 4.8, but here are my suggestions:

> The final question I have is one that's probably obscure.  I 
> remember a switch used to tell the dhcp client to send the 
> host name of the laptop to a dhcp server.  While it gets a 

man dhclient.conf

> lease perfectly fine, opening up my linksys dhcp table ( at 
> home ) or the NT dhcp server at work I can only see that a 
> machine has that lease.  The name of the laptop isn't listed. 
>  I had enabled something on a laptop I had a couple of years 
> ago that made it so the name showed up, but I haven't been 
> able to find anything on this since and I have no idea how I 
> did it before or even where I found it.

I don't think dhclient is the issue.  If you want your machine
to appear on the network, install samba.  You don't need to 
share anything out unless you want to, but samba contains the
network name service (nmbd).  Then again, maybe I misunderstood

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